Sponsoring an ongoing cribbage tournament helped EAST ROYALTY, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA, Lions raise more than $4,000. The money was donated to a local hospital. GROVE CITY NOON Lions in OHIOsponsored an Ohio State University/ Michigan Tailgate Party prior to the game as a fundraiser with the Ohio State alumni band, cheerleaders and drum majors performing. A silent auction, tailgate food and raffle completed the fun. Last year, Lions raised more than $10,000 from a similar event last year. The Lions Learning Center, established in 2003, by GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA, Lions in CANADA, provides an outreach school that helps students complete graduation studies and programs for pre-schoolers, pregnant and parenting teens and adults. Built to provide a permanent home for community programs, the facility’s $4 million cost is nearly paid for. A couple and their three-year-old son in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, are finding that life is easier since DISTRICT 14-K Lions and Lionesses sponsored a new Habitat for Humanity home for them. The child has cerebral palsy and the new home is wheelchair accessible. The district received a $21,000 LCIF matching grant to help build the open floor plan residence. ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA, Lions sponsor their Cubsight program to detect vision problems in children as young as one to five. They screened more than 1,100 children last year. Typically, 6.5 percent of the pre-schoolers who are screened need further evaluation. The HARTFORD HOST, CONNECTICUT, Lions Club has contributed to Oak Hill School for the disabled for years. The school refurbished a conference room and named it the “Lions Den” in their honor. Displayed in the room are the many awards Lions have earned and other memorabilia, including the club’s original charter from 1922. The KENNETT, MID SOUTH and MALDEN Lions Clubs of MISSOURI united to provide sight-saving retinal surgery for a man with no insurance. Lions not only funded the surgery but drove him to and from doctor’s appointments. HOPE, INDIANA, Lions sponsored a watermelon seed spitting contest at their community’s oldfashioned Independence Day celebration. Ninety-four adults and children entered the contest, and Lions also sold donated watermelons and slices as a fundraiser. CORRECTIONS The Sun Lakes Lions Club in Arizona celebrated its 25th anniversary in February. The Hamilton Lions Club in Montana celebrated its 80th anniversary in January. Captions were not included for two photos on page 31 of the March issue. The captions were: Villagers cheer loudly for their team, and “Monarch Lion” Walter Soboleff and his son, Ross, also a Lion, post the tournament brackets. Photo by Michael Penn/Juneau Empire LION Magazine regrets the errors. HIGHER KEYS DECEMBER 2009 Grand Master Key (50 Members) • Lion Wesley Lessard, Narragansett Senior Master Key (25 Members) • Lion H. Turner Frost, McKeesport, Pennsylvania • Lion Vernon Pautz, Mishicot, Wisconsin • Lion Dora Mattox, Jacksonville, Alabama • Lion J. Malik Fernando, Negombo Orient, Rep. Of Sri Lanka • Lion Anuj Attrey, Delhi Anant Sagar, India • Lion Rajendra Bhanadare, Vita, India • Lion V. N. Natarajan, Madras Metro East, India • Lion Thalla Anjaiah, Kandukur, India Because of early publication deadlines, LION Magazine does not include the most current list of Higher Keys. To view the most current list, search for Membership Key Award Program at www.lionsclubs.org. ON THE WEB (www.lionsclubs.org) Get the word out about your club. If you’re doing something interesting, innovative and visual, the LION wants to know. Submit your story and you could be featured in an issue or online. Go to the Member Center and click on Online Community. Select “Submit Your Story” and fill out the form online.
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